Microsoft® Office Word 2003: Level 3

Course Specifications

Course number: MSW-L3-084362
Software: Microsoft® Office Word 2003
Course length: 1 day
Certification: Microsoft Office Specialist: Word 2003

Course Description

You know how to use Microsoft® Office Word 2003 to create and format typical business documents. But you need to work on more complex documents. In this course, you will learn how to use Word to create, manage, revise, and distribute long documents, forms, and Web pages.

Course Objective: You will create, manage, revise, and distribute long documents, forms, and Web pages.

Target Student: This course was designed for persons with a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows who can create and modify standard business documents in Microsoft® Office Word 2003, and who need to learn how to use the more advanced features of Word 2003 to create, manage, revise, and distribute long documents, forms, and Web pages. This course is intended for persons interested in pursuing Microsoft Office Specialist certification in Microsoft® Word 2003.

Prerequisites: Students should be able to use Microsoft® Office Word 2003 to create, edit, format, save, and print business documents that contain text, tables, and graphics. Students should also be able to use a Web browser and an email program. A basic understanding of XML would also be helpful. In order to understand how Word interacts with other applications in the Microsoft Office System, students should have a basic understanding of how worksheets and presentations work. To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge:

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


Microsoft® Office Word 2003: Level 3 is one of a series of courseware titles that addresses Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) skill sets. The Office Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft's business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more product proficiency exams in order to earn Office Specialist certification.

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Using Microsoft Office Word 2003 with Other Programs

Topic 1A: Link to a Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 Worksheet

Topic 1B: Link a Chart to Excel Data

Topic 1C: Send a Document Outline to PowerPoint

Topic 1D: Extract Text from a Fax

Topic 1E: Save a Document as a Different File Format

Topic 1F: Look Up Information Using Research Sites

Topic 1G: Send a Document as an Email Attachment


Lesson 2: Collaborating on Documents

Topic 2A: Modify User Information

Topic 2B: Create a New Version of a Document

Topic 2C: Delete Old Versions

Topic 2D: Send a Document for Review

Topic 2E: Use Comments

Topic 2F: Compare Document Changes

Topic 2G: Merge Document Changes

Topic 2H: Review a Document


Lesson 3: Adding Reference Marks and Notes

Topic 3A: Insert Bookmarks

Topic 3B: Insert Footnotes and Endnotes

Topic 3C: Add Captions

Topic 3D: Insert Cross-references


Lesson 4: Making Long Documents Easier to Use

Topic 4A: Mark Text for Indexing

Topic 4B: Insert an Index

Topic 4C: Insert a Table of Figures

Topic 4D: Mark Text for a Table of Authorities

Topic 4E: Insert a Table of Authorities

Topic 4F: Insert a Table of Contents

Topic 4G: Create a Master Document

Topic 4H: Automatically Summarize a Document


Lesson 5: Securing a Document

Topic 5A: Update a Document's Properties

Topic 5B: Save a Document without Personal Information

Topic 5C: Hide Text

Topic 5D: Limit Formatting Choices in a Document

Topic 5E: Select Regions of a Document that Can Be Modified

Topic 5F: Add a Digital Signature to a Document

Topic 5G: Require a Password to Open a Document


Lesson 6: Creating Web Pages

Topic 6A: Create a Web Page

Topic 6B: Insert Hyperlinks

Topic 6C: Insert a Movie Clip into a Web Page

Topic 6D: Apply a Theme to a Web Page

Topic 6E: Create a Framed Web Page

Topic 6F: Save a Web Page to a Web Server


Lesson 7: Creating Forms

Topic 7A: Add Form Fields to a Document

Topic 7B: Protect a Form

Topic 7C: Save Form Data as Plain Text

Topic 7D: Automate a Form


Lesson 8: Using XML in Word

Topic 8A: Tag an Existing Document

Topic 8B: Save a Document as XML

Topic 8C: Transform an XML Document


Appendix A: Microsoft Office Specialist Program